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Obernai (Municipality, Bas-Rhin, France)

Last modified: 2003-05-17 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Obernai]by Pascal Vagnat

Source: Mairie d'Obernai

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Presentation of the municipality

Obernai is a city of c 10,000 inhabitants, located in the northernmost part of the Alsatian wine-growing area.

The first mention of the place dates back to 778, as Ehineim, after the river Ehn which waters the city. It was a property of the Duke of Alsace Etichon, the father of the saint patroness of Alsace St. Odile.

The city is surrounded by vineyards. It is a typical Alsatian city with several ancient houses and buildings, including the former wheat hall (1554), the Chapel Tower (XIIIth century) and a six-bucket well (1579).

The Kronenbourg brewery is located in Obernai.

Ivan Sache, 7 April 2002

Description of the flag

The flag of Obernai is vertically divided red-balck with a yellow double-headed eagle placed in the middle of the flag.

Ivan Sache, 7 April 2002